Samhain Torchlit Procession and Celebration at Tlachtga



The annual Samhain Torchlit Procession and Celebration at Tlachtga, the Hill of Ward, Athboy takes place on Halloween night.  Last year’s celebration was wonderful, with around 400 people taking part.  Tlachtga is the home of the ancient Samhain fire, where what is now celebrated as Halloween worldwide originated, many many moons ago.  The modern day event is the brainchild of local resident Joe Conlon who has been organising it for the last thirteen years.  People attending gather at the faery ring in the Fairgreen in Athboy, Co. Meath at 7 pm and the torchlit procession leaves for Tlachtga at 7.30 pm, where Gemma McGowan and friends give a magnificent rendition of the story of the Goddess Tlachtga followed by refreshments provided by the Conlon family.

As this is an outdoor event taking place in the dark, please dress warmly and bring a torch.  For further details check out the Facebook Event page.


Here’s some photographs I took at last year’s event.  Tlachtga Photographs

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.